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Typical Curriculum

Academic Calendar

The Veterinary Technology curriculum is offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.  Each semester is divided into sixteen week sessions.  Summer sessions occur over a twelve week period.  Course availability will vary depending on student enrollment and program needs.

EXAMPLE First Year Curriculum
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
VETE 4302 Advanced Veterinary Terminology 3 VETE 3112  Strengths Based Leadership 1
VETE 4305 Pharmacology & Pharmacy 3 VETE 3113  Clinical Radiology & Imaging 3
VETE 4313 Animal Welfare & Ethics 3 VETE 4111  Safety & Regulatory Compliance 1
Clinical Track Core* 3
Total 9 Total 8
                                      *Courses require a minimum enrollment



Example Second Year Curriculum
Fall Semester Hours Spring Semester Hours
Clinical Track Core* 3 Clinical Track Elective* 2
Clinical Track Core* 3 Clinical Track Elective* 2
Clinical Track Core* 3 Clinical Track Elective* 2
VETE 4309 Veterinary Research & Writing Capstone 4
Total 9 Total 10
 *Courses require a minimum enrollment.   (Students will take an additional 6 credits of core/elective in other tracks.)

Clinical Track Core

Companion Animal Clinical Track Core (12 credits)

  • VETE 4321 Companion Animal Diseases & Health Management
  • VETE 4323 Companion Animal Nutrition & Care
  • VETE 4325 Companion Animal Anesthesiology & Surgical Nursing
  • VETE 4326 Companion Animal Emergency & Critical Care

Equine Clinical Track Core (12 credits)

  • VETE 4331 Equine Diseases &  Health Management
  • VETE 4333 Equine Nutrition & Care
  • VETE 4335 Equine Anesthesiology & Surgical Nursing
  • VETE 4336 Equine Colic

Business Management Track Core (12 credits-cross listed courses)

  • ACCT 2301/VETE 2302 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ECON/VETE 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MGMT/VETE 3302 Personnel/Human Resource Management
  • MGMT/VETE 3301 Principles of Management

Clinical Track Electives

Companion Animal Clinical Track Electives (* denotes and 8 week course)

  • VETE 4262 Dental Procedures & Techniques*
  • VETE 4263 Shelter Animal Medicine 1*
  • VETE 4264 Shelter Animal Medicine 2*
  • VETE 4265 Shelter Animal Medicine 3*
  • VETE 4266 Veterinary Forensics 1*
  • VETE 4267 Veterinary Forensics 2*
  • VETE 4268 Veterinary Forensics 3*
  • VETE 4269 Veterinary Forensics 4*
  • VETE 4270 Integrative Medicine

Equine Clinical Track Electives (* denotes an 8 week course)

  • VETE 4271 Equine Lameness & Treatment Modalities
  • VETE 4272 Equine Forensics: Cruelty*
  • VETE 4273 Emergency & Critical Care of Horses
  • VETE 4274 Equine Dermatology & Opthalmology
  • VETE 4275 Equine Learning & Behavior

Business Management Clinical Track Electives (* denotes an 8 week course)

  • VETE 4281 Veterinary Law & Ethics 1*
  • VETE 4282 Veterinary Law & Ethics 2*
  • FINC 3301/VETE 3303 Principles of Financial Management
  • MKTG/VETE 3314 Marketing
  • MKTG 4302/VETE 4303 Services Marketing (offered spring semester only)
  • VETE 4283 Veterinary Practice Management Internship